As much as I dislike the ‘Team’ discussions there is a new post out by AfterElton that puts the subject into a humorous article about how to choose your fictional boyfriend when the apocalypse occurs. The loving Peeta and brooding Gale are on this list along with their pros and cons of being the perfect companion in the end times. So who would you choose and why?
Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) – The Hunger Games
Professional Apocalypse Experience: the Rob Kardashian of the Post-World War, totalitarian regime that enjoys murdering children for fun
Pros – Since Peeta isnot starving to death like most of the people he knows, Peeta is more likely to not die then some of the other immediate allies you might find. Plus, he’s a good baker and quite the artist.
Cons – It’s hard to bake well when you have no food, so that ends up being pretty unhelpful. Peeta also suffers from PTSD after watching the ritual murder of many of his friends, so he can be a tad unpredictable at times and really shouldn’t be trusted around sharp objects.
Survival Odds – Maybe 20%. Peeta is a big fan of sacrificing himself to save the person that he loves, so he will totally throw himself in front a bullet for you, but that tactic is really only effective once, so after that, you’re pretty much on your own.
Hotness Factor – Portrayed by actor Josh Hutcherson in the upcoming Hunger Games films, who is definitely attractive, but you’ll have to overlook the fact that 19-year old Josh looks about 12.
Professional Apocalypse Experience – post World War, totalitarian regime.
Pros – Gale is a great hunter, often providing food for his family as well as the other starving members of his village. He is also surprisingly tolerant of watching the person he loves pretend to be in love with someone else on national television.
Cons – He’s not much a communicator, which can be incredibly frustrating to be in a relationship with. Plus, he demonstrates a bit of a bloodlust, sociopathic streak later on, so there’s that to deal with.
Survival Odds – Probably about 50/50. Gale has a lot of practical skills that can serve you well in the apocalypse, like hunting, and he is the epitome of a pragmatist. Unfortunately, he is not afraid to stand up and challenge authority, which will probably get you killed in retribution, so you might want to watch out for that
Hotness Factor – Gale has that dark, brooding thing going on, and he is portrayed by Liam Hemsworth, who is beefy and Australian, which is totally hot, but he’s also dating Miley Cyrus, which is kind of icky.